John Andrew Turnbough1

M, #3368, b. 1740, d. 1846
Last Edited=26 Oct 2016
     John Andrew Turnbough, was born in 1740 at Lorraine, Alsace, France, Charlene Olson writes, "John was an immigrant ancestor of the Turnbough (Turnbow) of the southern United States. Traditionally of Alsace-Lorraine and Pennsylvania Dutch origin...He lived in the upcountry of the state of Carolina (Chester and Greenville Counties, South Carolina); Washington, Green and Adair Counties, Kentucky; Maury and Giles County, Tennessee."2,1

John Andrew Turnbough married Margaret Clairborne in 1760 at South Carolina.1

It is reported that John Andrew Turnboughfought in the Revolutionary War. However, there are no records that support this, only the written word of his grandson. He was issued land in Kentucky as compensation for his militia service and loss of a horse at the battle of Wright Bluff while in the service of the state of South Carolina.2

John Andrew Turnbough died in 1846 at Tennessee.1

Children of John Andrew Turnbough and Margaret Clairborne


  1. [S321], online, tgsawhney (tgsawhney), downloaded April 2008.
  2. [S438] Charlene Olson, Five Generations of Turnbough / Turnbow Family From: South Carolina to Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Colorado, Arizona and Utah (Lindon, Utah: Self Published, 2007). Hereinafter cited as Five Generations of Turnbough.